Party affiliation: Republican
James E. Venable, American optometrist. Recipient Irvin M. Borish award American Optometric Foundation, Memphis, 1989, award for clinical excellence in vision therapy College Optometrists in Vision Therapy, Chula Vista, California, 1989. Associate director Theatre Works of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, 1993-1995. Fellow College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Private practice, owner Disease & Vision of the Eye, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1989-1991. Director pediatrics and special services The Kahn & Diehl Centers for Progressive Eye Care, Toledo, since 1991. Member low vision/low income clinic committee The Sight Center, Toledo, 1993-1995.
Member American Foundation for Vision Awareness, St. Louis, 1995. Member Optometric Extension Program Foundation, St. Louis, 1991-1995.